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By admin: June 24, 2022

Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the National Conference on Bajra

Tags: Summits

The Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the National Conference on Bajra in New Delhi.

  • The theme of the conference is 'The Future Super Food for India'.

  • The conference has been organised by industry body ASSOCHAM in association with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

  • The conference has been organised to discuss the opportunities and challenges of ensuring food and nutrition security.

  • The production of coarse cereals in the country has increased to 17.96 million tonnes in 2020-21 from 14.52 million tonnes in 2015-16 and the production of bajra (pearl millet) has also increased to 10.86 million tonnes in the same period.

  • Bajra is one of the oldest food items of the country which can be grown in dry areas or even on low fertility lands.

  • It is known as the superfood of India.


  • India is the 5th largest exporter of millet in the world.

  • The year 2023 will be the International Year of Millet which will promote value creation and sustainable products in food choices.

  • Major millet producing states in India include Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

  • Rajasthan is the largest producer of millet.

By admin: June 24, 2022

J&K to host G20 summit in 2023

Tags: Latest Summits

The summit of the G-20, an influential grouping of the world's major economies, will be organised by the Government of India in 2023 in Jammu and Kashmir next year.

  • 20 countries including China, USA, Canada, Germany, Turkey will participate in this conference.

  • India will chair the G20 from December 1, 2022 and will host the G20 leaders' summit for the first time in the year 2023.

  • The Government of India has approved the formation of a committee for all coordination of the G-20 Summit to be held in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The chairman of this committee will be the Principal Secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Department of the Union Territory.

  • Along with this, the members of the committee will include Commissioner Secretary (Transport), Administrative Secretary (Tourism), Administrative Secretary (Hospitality and Protocol) and Administrative Secretary (Culture).

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been leading India's representation at the G20 summit since 2014.

  • India has been a part of the G-20 group since 1999. At the same time, from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2024, India is also a part of the G-20 Troika.

  • Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal was appointed Sherpa of India for G20.

  • G-20 Group 

  • Group of 20 or G-20 is a multilateral organisation which was set up in 1999.

  • It consists of the world's major developed and developing countries.

  • It consists of 19 countries and the European Union. The member countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

  • The presidency of the G20 rotates every year among its members, with the country that holds the presidency working together with its predecessor and successor, also known as Troika, to ensure the continuity of the agenda. Currently Italy, Indonesia, and India are the Troika countries.

  • Italy was the President of the G-20 in 2021. Indonesia is the President for 2022 and India will be the President in 2023. 

  • The first Summit meeting of the leaders of the G-20 was held in 2008 at Washington, United States.

  • The G20 has no permanent secretariat.

  • G-20 members constitute 60% of the world population, 80% of the World economy and 75% of world trade.

By admin: June 24, 2022

14th summit of BRICS countries organised

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The 14th BRICS Summit was held in virtual mode on 23rd June, 2022 which was presided over by the President of China, Xi Jinping.

  • During this meeting, the Heads of State discussed inter-BRICS cooperation in areas such as trade, terrorism, traditional medicine, health, environment, reform of multilateral institutions and combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The summit was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

  • The BRICS grouping has become a forum for all developing countries to discuss and deliberate on issues of common concern.

  • Ahead of the summit, China held several preliminary meetings, including the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting and the National Security Advisors' meeting.

  • The BRICS Summit 2022 was held under the theme “Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development” . 

  • The 13th BRICS summit was held in India in the year 2021 which was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • India hosted the BRICS summit for the third time in 2021 after 2012 and 2016.

  • About BRICS

  • The full form of BRICS is Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  • Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill coined the term BRIC (without South Africa) in 2001.

  • He claimed that by 2050, the four BRIC economies would dominate the global economy by 2050.

  • South Africa was included in the list in 2010.

  • The presidency of the Forum is rotated annually among the members.

  • BRICS accounts for about 40% of the world’s population. 

  • It accounts for 30% of the world's GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

  • In the year 2014, during the 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, the BRICS leaders signed an agreement to establish a New Development Bank (NDB).

By admin: June 1, 2022

3rd Global Organic Expo 2022

Tags: National Summits

The 3rd Global Organic Expo was held from 26-28 May, 2022 at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi.

  • The theme of the third edition of 'Global Organic Expo 2022' is "Profitability for Humanity".

  • The event has been organised by the Society of Health, Environment, Safety and Sustainability Professionals (ShesPro) in association with ICONEX Events.

  • Organic companies from more than 10 countries of the world participated in the Global Organic Expo-2022.

  • Objective of Global Organic Expo

  • Reducing costs and achieving sustainable productivity through capacity development of certified organic products and organic production systems.

  • Organic products focus on building market linkages between producers and marketers with the ultimate aim of increasing income without any chemical inputs.

  • The Global Organic Expo is an opportunity to locate new customers and interact face-to-face with existing customers, suppliers and partners.

  • Important facts 

  • Former Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was the guest of honour for the event. He was awarded the 'True Father of Organic State of Sikkim' during the program.

  • Pawan Chamling's government had passed a resolution in the state assembly on 24 February 2003 to make Sikkim an organic farming state.

  • After 12 years, on January 18, 2016, Sikkim became the first 100% organic state in the world.

By admin: May 26, 2022

President inaugurate National Conference of women legislators in Thiruvananthapuram

Tags: Summits State News

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the two days national conference of women legislators in Thiruvananthapuram on 26 May. 

  • Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan presided over the inaugural session at the Kerala Legislative Assembly complex.

  • Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Council of Ministers were also present in the event.

  • This is the first national conference of its kind in the country.

  • About the Conference

  • It is being organised by the state assembly as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of independence.

  • The theme of the conference -  ‘Power of democracy’

  • The conference seeks to bring together women legislators including women ministers, speaker and deputy speaker from both the houses of parliament, state legislatures and legislative councils and union territories.

  • The sessions cover topics like ‘Constitution and women’s rights,’ ‘Role of women in India’s freedom struggle,’ ‘Women’s rights and legal gaps’ and ‘Under-representation of women in decision-making bodies.’

  • About Kerala

  • Kerala is located - on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India.

  • Formed   -  1 November 1956

  • Language  -  Malayalam

  • Area  - over 38,863 km2

  • bordered by  - Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west

  • Districts  - 14 

  • Capital  -  Thiruvananthapuram

  • Chief Minister - Pinarayi Vijayan

  • Governor  -  Arif Mohammad Khan

  • Highest literacy rate in India  - Kerala

By admin: May 24, 2022

75th session of the World Health Assembly organised in Geneva

Tags: Summits International News

The 75th World Health Assembly is being organised in Geneva, Switzerland from 22 to 28 May 2022.

  • This is the first individual health gathering since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • On behalf of India, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya addressed this 75th session.

  • He said that the figures released by WHO for India regarding covid deaths were quite disappointing and confusing.

  • Some time ago, a detailed report was released by WHO regarding corona deaths.

  • The report claimed that within two years, more than 47 lakh people died due to corona in India.

  • That report was rejected by the Indian government and questions were raised on the WHO model.

  • They called for strengthening the WHO to streamline the WHO approval process for vaccines and therapeutic devices and to create a more resilient global health security infrastructure.

  • He reiterated India's commitment to building a more resilient global health security infrastructure.

  • The theme of the year 2022: Health for peace, peace for health.

  • About 75th World Health Assembly

  • The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the WHO.

  • The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Functions of world health assembly

  1. To determine the policies of the Organisation, 

  2. appoint the Director-General, 

  3. supervise financial policies, and review 

  4. approve the proposed programme budget. 

  • About WHO

  • Founded - 7 April, 1948 

  • World Health Day is celebrated Every year on 7 April.

  • It is the United Nations agency

  • It leads global efforts to extend universal health coverage.

  • It operates in 6 regions with 194 member states and over 150 locations.

  • Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland

By admin: May 23, 2022

Piyush Goyal to lead India at WEF's Davos meeting

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The Indian delegation will be led by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos from May 22 to 26.

  • During this meeting, many big issues affecting the whole world like the Ukraine crisis, climate change, and the Corona epidemic will be discussed.

  • The meeting will be addressed by several world leaders including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, European Union President Ursala von der Leyen and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

  • In this conference, more than 2500 leaders, officials and experts, including heads of 50 countries and states from around the world, will give their views on various issues.

  • From India, a large team led by Union Minister Piyush Goyal is going there, including Union Health Minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya and Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, besides two Chief Ministers Basavaraj Bommai and Jaganmohan Reddy.

  • Aaditya Thackeray from Maharashtra, KT Rama Rao from Telangana etc. Many big leaders and CEOs will also participate in this meeting.

  • The theme of the conference will be 'History at a turning point'.

  • Key points of discussion during the meeting -

  • This conference will mainly focus on six issues

  • These include promoting global and regional cooperation, restoring stability to a new era of geopolitical conflict and tension, as well as advancing trade, prosperity and partnership, achieving economic recovery and shaping a new era of development. 

  • In the conference, it will also be discussed how to strengthen health services in view of future diseases, moving from the health emergency to the corona epidemic.

  • During this time the focus will be on suggesting ways to accelerate the global economy, promoting the Fourth Industrial Revolution and finding ways to face the biggest challenge to humanity like climate change.

  • About World Economic Forum (WEF) -

  • The World Economic Forum is a non-profit organisation based in Switzerland.

  • It aims to set a global, regional and industrial direction by bringing together leaders in the world's business, political, educational and other fields.

  • Establishment- 1971

  • Headquarters- Cologny, Switzerland

  • CEO- Klaus M. Schwab

By admin: May 23, 2022

North East Research Conclave 2022 inaugurated

Tags: Summits National News

The North East Research Conclave (NERC) 2022 was inaugurated at IIT, Guwahati by the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.

  • The conclave will strengthen linkages between industry, academia and policy makers and further strengthen the research, start-up and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the resource-rich North Eastern Region states and the country.

  • Key points related to the Conclave -

  • NERC 2022 will prove to be a global benchmark in meeting the R&D priorities of India and the world.

  • On the occasion, an MoU “Assam Advanced Health Innovation Institute (AAHI)” was also signed between the Government of Assam and IIT, Guwahati.

  • North East Research Conclave 2022 is being organised to showcase the best research and development activities of academic and research institutes from all the states of North East India.

  • The North-East Research Conclave is a platform for entrepreneurs and research institutions to showcase their innovations.

  • The North East Research Conclave will help the younger generation to fulfil their dreams in the near future.

By admin: May 21, 2022

8th BRICS Environment Ministers Meeting

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The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupendra Yadav participated in the 8th BRICS Environment Ministers' Meeting on 20 May.

  • The meeting was held virtually under the chairmanship of the People's Republic of China.

  • Ministers and representatives of Brazil, Russia and South Africa also participated in the meeting.

  • The theme of the meeting - 'Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development'.

  • The Joint Statement of the 8th BRICS Environment Ministers' Meeting was also accepted in the meeting after extensive deliberations among the BRICS countries.

  • About BRICS

  • The full form of BRICS is Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  • Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill coined the term BRIC (without South Africa) in 2001.

  • He claimed that by 2050, the four BRIC economies would dominate the global economy by 2050.

  • South Africa was included in the list in 2010.

  • The presidency of the Forum is rotated annually among the members.

  • BRICS accounts for about 40% of the world’s population. 

  • It accounts for 30% of the world's GDP (Gross Domestic Product). 

By admin: May 20, 2022

PM Modi to attend to third edition of Quad leaders' summit in Tokyo

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Quad Leaders Summit in Tokyo on May 24 at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

  • US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will attend the summit.

  • The summit in Tokyo is the fourth meeting of the Quad Leaders since the first virtual meeting in March last year.

  • During the visit, Modi will participate in business programs with Japanese business leaders.

  • He will also address and interact with the Indian community in Japan.

  • He will also hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden.

  • The two leaders will review the India-US Strategic Partnership and act on discussions held during the bilateral meeting of the Prime Minister of India with the US President last September.

  • Modi is also likely to hold bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart.

  • Purpose of the meeting

  • To review progress of Quad Initiatives and Working Groups, identify new areas of cooperation and provide strategic guidance and vision for future collaborations.

  • The meeting will provide an opportunity to both the leaders to take forward the mutual dialogue after the 14th India Japan Annual Summit held in New Delhi in March this year.

  • About Quad

  • This is known as the 'Quadrilateral Security Dialogue' (QSD).

  • It is an informal strategic forum comprising four nations - United States of America (USA), India, Australia and Japan. 

  • It aims to work for a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.

  • The first meeting of the Quad was held in 2007 on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • The Quad Summit provides an opportunity for leaders to exchange views on the development of the Indo-Pacific region and current global issues of mutual interest.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the first to consider the formation of the Quad in 2007.

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